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Is It Legal to Monitor Your Employees By Covert Surveillance?

Friday, 19 January 2018

In a recent case, it was held that the covert surveillance of employees by their employer, who set up CCTV cameras to monitor suspected thefts, was an infringement of those employees' rights to privacy.

Is It Legal to Monitor Your Employees By Covert Surveillance?

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When Can Employees Refuse to Work?

Friday, 12 January 2018

In Rochford v WNS Global Services, the Court of Appeal held that a wronged employee does not have the right to refuse all work given to him until the wrong has been remedied.

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Pre-Termination Negotiations - When Are Conversations Confidential?

Friday, 12 January 2018

The recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision in Basra v BJSS Ltd has provided some useful clarification regarding the extent of the statutory exclusion of pre-termination negotiations...

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Perceived Disability - A Cautionary Tale

Friday, 12 January 2018

The recent Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) decision of Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey demonstrates how a non-disabled employee can succeed in a claim for discrimination because of a perceived disability.

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Gender Pay Gap - EHRC Consults on Draft Enforcement Strategy

Friday, 12 January 2018

On 19 December 2017, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) opened a consultation on its draft enforcement strategy...

Gender Pay Gap - EHRC Consults on Draft Enforcement Strategy

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A Change in Approach to Holiday Pay Entitlement for Workers

Tuesday, 09 January 2018

A recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) case has confirmed that where workers are denied their right to take paid annual leave, the entitlement carries over indefinitely.

A Change in Approach to Holiday Pay Entitlement for Workers

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Employment Law - What to Expect in 2018

Friday, 05 January 2018

2017 was a significant year for employers and employees alike, with the Taylor Review offering an insight into the gig economy and the Supreme Court's momentous ruling on tribunal fees. What, then, can be expected of 2018?

Employment Law - What to Expect in 2018

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Updated Fit for Work Guidance

Friday, 22 December 2017

In an update to the way in which the Fit for Work scheme currently operates, the Government has announced that referrals and assessments under the scheme will close.

Updated Fit for Work Guidance

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When Can Employers Bypass a Recognised Trade Union and Negotiate Directly with Employees?

Friday, 22 December 2017

Following the first instance decision in Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and ors earlier this year, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has shed some light on what may be considered an unlawful inducement of employees to cease collective bargaining.

When Can Employers Bypass a Recognised Trade Union and Negotiate Directly with Employees?

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Workers to Receive Back Pay for Minimum Wage - What Lessons Can Businesses Learn?

Friday, 22 December 2017

A recent announcement by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has named 260 employers who have been failing to pay at least minimum wage rates to their workers.

Workers to Receive Back Pay for Minimum Wage - What Lessons Can Businesses Learn?

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Employment Tribunal Quarterly Statistics Show an Increase in Claims

Friday, 22 December 2017

The Ministry of Justice has published the first tribunal quarterly statistics since the abolition of tribunal fees for the period July-September 2017.

Employment Tribunal Quarterly Statistics Show an Increase in Claims

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Are Disclosures Made Entirely Out of Self-Interest Protected Under Whistleblowing Provisions?

Friday, 22 December 2017

..."No" said the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Parson v Airplus International Ltd.

Are Disclosures Made Entirely Out of Self-Interest Protected Under Whistleblowing Provisions?

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Citizens' Rights After Brexit - What You Need to Know

Friday, 15 December 2017

On Friday 8 December, the UK government and European Commission released a joint report on the status of the Brexit negotiations.

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Does Video Surveillance of Staff Constitute a Breach of Privacy Rights?

Friday, 15 December 2017

The European Court of Human Rights has considered whether installation of CCTV in university auditoriums in Montenegro amounted to a breach of the professors' right to private life.

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Data Protection and GDPR - What Can Employers Learn from Morrisons Data Leak?

Friday, 15 December 2017

Morrisons has been found vicariously liable for the actions of a disgruntled former member of staff who posted personal data belonging to Morrisons employees online.

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